|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1956|
|Death: ||May 24, 2009|
Mary Victoria "Tory" Sievert of Oakton, Virginia, formerly of Battle Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, and reunited with her family, on May 24, 2009, following an unexpected cardiac incident a few days earlier.
Victoria was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on April 4, 1956 to Mary Carol (Parsons) Sievert of Battle Creek and Richard William Sievert, originally of Bay City, MI. She was preceded in death by both parents and her beloved older brother, Rick Sievert.
She is survived by her fiance and long-time love of her life, Lt Col Stephen MacLeod of Oakton, Virginia, plus his parents and siblings, who loved her as a daughter and sister. Also surviving are her uncles, Gilbert Sievert of South Lyon, Michigan and Wayne (Pricilla) Sievert of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; her godchildren, Benjamin, Jean, and Paul Finney; numerous cousins and other relatives, and many loyal and loving friends around the country.
Victoria graduated from Battle Creek Lakeview High School in 1974 and Michigan State University in 1978. Following a brief time working in Chicago, she attended U.S. Air Force Officer Training School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1980. She served on active duty until 1986, playing an integral role in the C-17 and F-16 programs. After earning an MBA and being named Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant at Wright State University in 1989, she began work as a defense consultant. She also returned to military duty in the Air Force Reserves, where she served part-time throughout the decade. More recently, she rekindled her love of teaching as a tutor in math and other subjects as she moved from Ohio to Utah, California, Alabama, and Virginia with Lt Col MacLeod and the Air Force.
Victoria expressed her strong faith through Christian service and membership in the Methodist church, treasured roses and gardening, loyally supported Michigan and Detroit sports teams, avidly followed politics and government affairs, enjoyed mystery novels, films, and television, cherished sunsets over the Rocky Mountains or Michigan lakes, loved music-especially jazz piano, which she studied for years as a girl, and drew great joy from serving others, especially veterans and those with disabilities.
At the request of her family, friends may call from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home, 105 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek. The graveside service to celebrate Victoria's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery, 225 South Street, Battle Creek, with the Rev. William Peppard, of the Ann Arbor Assembly of God, officiating. Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Victoria Sievert Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 588, Oakton, Virginia 22124.
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Richard William Sievert (1926 - 1986)
Mary Carol Parsons Sievert (1927 - 1992)
Richard William Sievert (1952 - 1979)*
Mary Victoria Sievert (1956 - 2009)
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 934, Rt 6B
Maintained by: JD Gilkey
Originally Created by: Jean(C.J.Vought)Green
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41115458